D&I Weekly News Round Up: Mental Health, Gender and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about how the world of work is changing due to the pandemic, how unemployment is raising faster for women and minorities, a health minister challenging gender roles and a very touching documentary. Stay safe everyone!

Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Mental Health

Interesting interview with Wharton psychologist Adam Grant. Listen to the podcast / read the transcript on how the world of work is changing due to the pandemic, and what we can do to protect our mental health.

Women/minorities in the workforce

According to latest data, women and minorities in the US are more economically impacted by the pandemic. This can be partially explained by their representation in industries that are hit the hardest – but according to research, it’s also because they are usually at the top of companies layoff lists. Read more here.


David Moinina Sengeh, Sierra Leone’s education minister, shared a picture on Twitter this week on how he attended a Zoom meeting, carrying his 10-months-old daughter on his back. In Sierra Leone, gender roles are still very traditional and David wants to change this.


If you have some time, please watch this very touching documentary: 5 people are sharing their stories on how it is to live with visible scars.

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